Nearly 16,000 children die daily from hunger-related causes; our country is rich, yet 1 in 5 children in the USA live each day not knowing if they will get to eat today. In Wisconsin, 11.2% of families are uncertain where their next meal will come from or how to pay for food at the store. We have the ability and the resources to help end hunger. God commands us to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Through Jesus’ example of compassion toward the “least of these,” we learn how to love others and be examples of God’s compassion and kindness.
Bread for the World Sunday is a national movement that takes one step toward ending hunger and sharing God’s love for all people. On Sunday, Oct., 20, First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Polk St., Merrill, will join this national movement and pray for our hungry brothers and sisters in a special service at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to join for the special service. In addition, the congregation will show support to end hunger by donating food and money for local food pantries.
First Presbyterian Church will be taking local donations from all area residents from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. About11:30 a.m. (after the service) on Sunday, a pot luck luncheon will be served, so bring your favorite dish or try something new and see how far you can make a dollar spread in a recipe.
For more information, contact the church office at 715-536-6642, Pastor Jess at 715-573-4648, or Tamara at 715-218-3737.